Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.
Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, continuing to move past last year's damaging immigration debate and sounding ever more like a presidential candidate, on Monday outlined ideas to spur economic growth, including giving private companies control over the nation's wireless capability.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Sen. Marco Rubio called for an assertive U.S. foreign policy during a speech to conservative activists Thursday, sticking to a topic that has recently brought him new prominence and helped rebuild his image with the GOP base.
Marco Rubio is facing the most consequential decision of his political career since entering the U.S. Senate campaign that made him a national figure: to seek re-election or to run for president.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday that he will back a bill to delay steep rate increases under a flood insurance reform law, but added that some reforms are needed.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio marked the 50th anniversary of the "war on poverty" by declaring it a failure, and proposed redirecting federal funding to states in a speech that underscored growing GOP concerns about appealing to a broader electorate.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio didn't wait for the bipartisan budget accord to drop before calling it a failure, on Sean Hannity's radio show.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio, who helped write the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill, has shifted back to his original position that piecemeal legislation is the way forward.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio carefully managed his opposition to the health care law during the government shutdown but with that over and the Obamacare website a technological mess, he's going full throttle.
Timing is everything in politics. Eloquent speaking ain't bad, either.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio has lost standing among conservative activists for his lead role in immigration reform but continues to collect millions in campaign dollars, emerging as one of the most prolific fundraisers in the country and underscoring his national ambitions.